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New to the area

Hi fellow Portage Park citizens. I just moved to the area 2 weeks ago and I look forward to living and engaging with the community.

  • Move to Alabama. You will be happy there.

  • Eric Pepeson An Irving Park Deplorable

    Darn Hipsters. I lived in Ukrainian Village for a number of years and they were easy to spot drinking PBRs. I farted at a bar once and watched them fight about who heard it first.

1 hour ago

  • Ringing in the New Year with the Basics!

    Ms. Edwards is asking for $417.99:
    My students need basic classroom supplies such as pencils, notebooks, glue sticks, and copy paper to be successful in the new year.
    Smyser Elementary School Comment

4 hours ago

Support Small Business in Neighborhood

I overheard that Bistro 6050 is open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day normal hours as scheduled.
I tried the Nutella Shake and the Ferraro Rocher ice cream and it was delicious! If you havent tried it you have to go!!
6050 W. Irving Park

42 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Looking for tuck pointers

I need some tuckpointing work done, does anyone have any suggestions of someone I should call?

14 hours ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Vacant Lots

Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland...

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Hi Everyblock:

I am curious about udpates the following locations and can share what I know also.
1) Irving and Central: Was supposed to be a Starbucks. Sposato's assistant said it would not be built unless another business joins in for development on that lot. I am not sure who pursues clients-developers, Starbucks, aldermen?

2) Elly's Pancake House: I thought that was supposed to go near the Culver's, but do not see anything. Does anyone have an update?

3) Waveland /Central: My calls to Alderman Villegas have not been returned. I thought it was going to be a home for seniors, but not sure. Is there any update on this?

4) Six Corners: Same- not getting calls returned. I am guessing Sears will make announcements after their Q4 earnings come in so maybe developers are waiting to hear about that site also. Just not sure.

5) Central and Berteau: Mia's Gelato. It usually closes in the winter, but maybe the summer was not strong enough for them. They have a Brokerage sign on the window showing it's available for lease.

  • 1) Generally speaking, it's going to be the developer. They are responsible for negotiating the lease with any potential tenant. Often there's a combined effort, but the developer/owner is going to be in charge.

    2-5) I don't know

  • Isn’t the Starbucks going to be on Lawrence and Central? Is it also supposed to be Central and Irving??

10 hours ago

For sale

Glass dining room table and 4 chairs

17 hours ago

Portage Park Craft Fair

Hey everyone, if you went to the Portage Park Craft Fair this past weekend would you do us a super favor and take this short survey about the event? Your feedback is important to us and can help us tailor future events to our community's specific wants and needs. Thanks everyone!!

https://goo.gl/forms/pAbPPAVQbIeuWDTV2

    Community Feedback | FoPP Holiday Craft Fair 2017
    Friends of Portage Park is a community organization so we are looking for the community's feedback from our first holiday craft fair, held Saturday, December 9th at Portage Park.
    http://docs.google.com

25 hours ago

pstapp222 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Updated 26 hours ago

My sister is looking for a home for 2 cats

If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters...

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If anyone knows anyone who would be interested please let me know. Its truly a sad story. She will not enlist the help of a shelter. She won't separate them either. It is my opinion they would be able to be separated if the 2 of them become too much but she will not separate them herself. She will take them back if it doesn't work out or someone changes their mind. The cats are not a problem. My sisters and her dog are the problem. He is harassing the cats. The cats are ok with dogs. Her dog is not ok with the cats. They really need a better home. My sister favors the dog. When she doesn't have money she feeds them dog food! She doesn't keep up with cleaning the litter like she should. I can't have any cats because mine is FELV+ and I am a renter. My landlord lives in my building and only allows one cat. She was supposed to be taking care of the cats temporarily but the original guardian is now in a nursing home and wont be able to take them back. She is aware she is looking for a home for them. I'm willing to provide some free cat sitting visits to anyone who adopts them( within reason). I will drive you to meet the cats in Elgin if needed. Or I will bring them to you if you would like. A trial basis is good too. Or even if I could find someone to take care of them until a new home is found that could work too. I'm willing to help in any way I can.

  • Splitting up a pair of cats that have been together for a long time, or who have bonded, can be very stressful for them. And stressed cats are less likely to achieve a successful adoption. Most no-kill shelters are very sensitive to this situation. Are there any suitable shelters in...

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    Splitting up a pair of cats that have been together for a long time, or who have bonded, can be very stressful for them. And stressed cats are less likely to achieve a successful adoption. Most no-kill shelters are very sensitive to this situation. Are there any suitable shelters in the Elgin area?

    Article about feline bonding:
    https://www.petplace.com/article/cats/pet-behavior-training/bonding-in-cats/

    As many owners already know, cats don't just bond to their moms or to their human owners. They may also bond to other cats. So powerful can such bonds be between individuals that they may show separation anxiety if separated. This is not a bad arrangement until longterm separation through illness or death becomes inevitable. In such cases, cats must be trained to develop new bonds with either other cats (a new kitten, perhaps) or new human acquaintances. In severe cases, antidepressants may be needed to help such formerly bonded cats around this sharp corner of life.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    No shelters are suitable in my sisters opinion. Neither is seperating them.

38 hours ago

The Honeycomb Project added 3 new photos — at...

Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum to write thank you letters and make holiday greeting cards! We wrote over 30 letters and printed close to 45 hand printed holiday cards. We were also lucky enough to have Ned a veteran artist come to speak to the group. Thank you to Moki from the museum for hosting our volunteer group and teaching kids how to print cards!

    The Honeycomb Project
    Thank you to all the volunteers that came to National Veterans Art Museum to write thank you letters and make holiday greeting cards! We wrote over 30 letters and printed close to 45 hand printed...
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2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Read Dunning School at Oak Park and Irving

Has anything been decided about this school? Is it going to be a new high school for Bridge, Canty, Dever and Smyser students or a freshman campus for Taft? I've been hard-pressed to find any information.

  • I do not think anything has been publicly decided. CPS and the alderman keep saying it is under review. My guess is that CPS has already made up their mind but wont say until next year or so.

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Anyone interested in bartering services? I need my surround sound system hooked up.

I can do petsitting. Trim cat or dogs nails. Dog walks. Hand out business cards or flyers.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    No. I guess i should do that. I just figured since i had the receivers manual and still didn't figure it out i must be doing something wrong. Never had a problem hooking any of this stuff up before! I guess im being lazy. I hate doing stuff around the house like that! Its not a whole system. Its a seperate receiver. The speakers are on their own. Maybe they arent compatable or something weird.

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    Thanks inactive. Ill look that info up tomorrow to post. An ex boyfriend gave it to me. Hes kinda jerky like that! Hence hes an ex! I dont think hed purposely give me the speakers knowing they didnt work but i suppose its possible he was just passing em on unaware if they work because he had no use for them since he kinda doesnt own anything he probably didnt have a system to hook them up to.

2 days ago

Tuesday night Yoga with Merril

DeStress with a little yoga
Tuesdays at Farlows Playroom
6:45-8pm
4222 N. Milwaukee Ave
$15 drop in, US Vets free
https://www.facebook.com/events/1974267382829285/

    Tuesday Night Yoga
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2 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #BelmontGardens (Newport & Lavergne) Shadow - Male Chihuahua Short Haired - Mix. Black. Call 773-386-8445. Friendly. Cook County. 60641. Missing 12/09/2017. To see Shadow’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2089478 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2089478

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 132K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
    https://www.facebook.com

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Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

Found Cat Tabby with white chest and paws male

Grace and Narragansett Ave. Very affectionate. Checking tomorrow if microchipped. Posting on Lost Cats Illinois - Facebook as well. Very nice boy - was very hungry. I bathed his chest and paws so his picture might not be a very good representation. In my home tonight and my own cats are in the basement. Let me know if you or someone you know is missing this guy.

  • Hey Belmont Central. I don't know his age but he will be neutered next Wed and the vet will give me an idea of his age as he will draw blood and won't neuter if he has age-related issues such as kidney etc. I will let you know and would love for you to meet him! My phone is 773 576 5085 Please call and we can arrange a get together!

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    I met this guy tonight! hes a nice one! i would take him but my cat is FELV+ and my landlord only allows one cat!

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Dec 02

Updated 4 days ago

Do you know this Kitty? (Portage Park--Grace St. alley btwn Laramie and Lockwood)

This sweetie came up our back stairs last night (Friday 12/1) around 7:30pm. Looking for love and food. So friendly it has to be someone's pet. Not chipped (we checked).Mostly white with orange ears and tail. So lovable. Please message me if you know the owner!

  • KristinaS New to the area

    Thank you so much for caring for this kitty!!

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I hope you could keep the kitty and give it a nice home if nobody wants him

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Dog Irving Park Rd/Central Park Rd

Lost medium brown dog, named Lola, this morning, 12/7 @ 8:00 AM. She is a young, lab mix, who is skittish. She slipped out of her collar, and headed south on Central Park Rd. Any information please call 773-241-4416

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    U need a harness collar on her my dog used to slip off his collar once or twice until I got the harness it helps a lot

  • AprilsAngelsPets 12-year pet care provider

    The problem is usually whatever restraint that is being used is not tight enough. 12 years of dog walking this is a huge annoyance for me. I cant tell you how many dogs ive walked that slipped out of their collars and harnesses. The best collar is one that self...

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    The problem is usually whatever restraint that is being used is not tight enough. 12 years of dog walking this is a huge annoyance for me. I cant tell you how many dogs ive walked that slipped out of their collars and harnesses. The best collar is one that self resistricts. Even those still can come off if too big though. Every dog should be taught "come" and "drop it" or "leave it". They are life saving commands. I cant for the life of me understand why everyone teaches their dogs a useless trick like "sit" but few are taught "come".

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

New to the area

Hi guys just signed a lease and love your neighborhood.
I would love to meet people and cut your hair. I can do home visits also

  • Thank you Roland and PJVB. I got a Deva cut earlier this year on vacation in Arizona, and it was the best cut I ever got. It is hard to find someone who understands curly hair. I have shoulder length wavy/curly hair. Do you have a shop?

  • I work in palatine but live here. I’m starting to look to build in city.

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